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Deep River is a small town full of pride and a strong sense of community. 

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Deep River is a small town full of pride and a strong sense of community. Once considered the Queen of the Valley, Deep River is now one of the best kept secrets along the Connecticut River. The town is known for its quaint shops and restaurants along Main Street. Or, take a break down at the Deep River landing to view the Connecticut River. 

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Facts about Deep River

Town/City established: 

  • Settled 1635.

Named from: 

  • Was formerly Saybrook, fort, soon a settlement, 1635; named 1639 from Lord Say & Sele, and Baron Brook; name changed by act of General Assembly, July 1, 1947. Indian name, "Pattaquasset."

County: 

  • Middlesex.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Richard Kalapos, town historian.
  • Benjamin Hyde Edgerton, surveyor, politician.
  • Mysterious Dave Mather, Wild West gunfighter.
  • Gretchen Mol, actress.
  • Alpheus S. Williams, lawyer, judge, journalist, U.S. Congressman, and a Union general in the American Civil War.

Top Attractions:

  • Devitt's Field.
  • Deep River Landing.
  • Main Street.
  • Cockaponset State Forest.

Annual Visitor's Events:

  • Deep River Ancient Muster, July.
  • Deep River Annual 5K, September.
  • Family Day, September.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Deep River is a small town full of pride and a strong sense of community. Once considered the Queen of the Valley, Deep River is now one of the best kept secrets along the Connecticut River. The town is known for its quaint shops and restaurants along Main Street. Or take a break down at the landing to view the Connecticut River. 

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